Williams issued a statement wishing them success before Farro posted his thoughts.
‘It sucked – not only was a lot of what he wrote untrue but I couldn’t go online and say that,’ says Williams.
He claims that Williams is the only member of the band signed to Atlantic Records, and that her bandmates were simply "riding on the coattails of 'Hayley's dream.' " "Hayley's manager would tell the band to be in the lobby of the hotel at a certain time, but he and Hayley wouldn't show for hours.
We found out that they had been meeting with record label executives all morning without us, which is totally weird given that this wasn't simply a solo artist, but we were a band," Farro writes. After many meetings between Hayley, her manager and the labels they decided to sign her to Atlantic Records.
When [artist id="1968732"]Paramore[/artist] announced this past weekend that they had parted ways with brothers Josh and Zac Farro, they did so by taking a not-so-subtle jab at their former bandmates, writing, "None of us were really shocked.
For the past year, it hasn't seemed as if they wanted to be around anymore ...
We want Josh and Zac to do something that makes them happy, and if that isn't here with us, then we support them in finding happiness elsewhere." On Tuesday, Josh Farro fired back with a lengthy statement posted on his blog — a statement verified as authentic by his wife, Jenna — and he didn't pull any punches.
"Let me start by apologizing to you for the way everything went down on Saturday.
Hayley had created the song 'Teenagers ' by herself as a track for the film Jennifer's Body.I had a statement typed ready to post to you guys but Hayley released one without my permission," his statement begins."I wish it didn't have to happen that way, Zac and I wanted to be the ones you heard it from.He returned to Paramore for the ongoing Spring Tour.Josh and his brother left the band in mid-December, 2010.Josh Farro, born Joshua Neil Farro on September 29, 1987 (age 29), in Voorhees, New Jersey, and brother of drummer Zac Farro.